October 19, 2007
September 26, 2007
September 25, 2007
3 shows... I heard every single song I was hoping for this tour... it was a musical orgasm from start to finish..
September 3, 2007
On a totally unrelated note, a lady I've worked with for the past 5 years was just diagnosed with bladder cancer. It's really sad.
On the positive side, I'm totally in love with my MacBook Pro. I got it a few weeks ago and I keep meaning to take a video of it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Possibly tomorrow if I don't forget.
The keyboard illuminates, it's simply magical. Hurrah for Apple!
August 14, 2007
It was my brother's idea - he watched an episode from season 1 in Mexico, and came home eager to watch with me.
Unfortunately his enthusiasm is lacking compared to mine - I've surpased him by 2 episodes, secretly obviously, because we're supposed to be watching it together.
But honestly, I can't wait that long. I want to watch NOW.
OMG I love Andrew Bird. And I love new shoes. And I love that I get to sleep in my bed tonight - after sleeping on a matress on the floor of my mom's room for the past week while relatives have been here and even worse is that we had relatives the week before and while I got to sleep in my room, some of them snored so I got no sleep at all.
August 12, 2007
They are brown and cute
The front have flowers embroidered over plaid.
They are awesome fun!
The back of the shoe has an owl on it. Awesome!
August 11, 2007
Heart kind of broken - but, I'm alive so, can you ask for more than that?
I'm expanding my Chicago ideas - I'm thinking Vancouver or Winnipeg - parents oddly calm now that I"m considering a move in Canada.
I think I will buy shoes in the morning. I haven't had new shoes in a long long time - and my heart needs a new pair of shoes right now.
August 9, 2007
I am watching "The Last Mimsy" or the Last Mimzy, I don't remember how it is spelled
anyway, If you want to talk about the problems with the movie, please feel free to email me, or IM me, or whatever
also, ummmm awesome movie!
Serviced down time? I don't know
But here I am
A lot to post about the past week
It will have to wait until tomorrow
But fear not - tomorrows post comes with video
there's always that
video where content is lacking - except, I think content will be good
also, I have been drinking a little, which will be explained tomorrow, and you all will think "I would have been drinking too"
July 28, 2007
And while it is incredibly long overdue, I still do not want to do it and would prefer to wallow in my messy messy room.
July 19, 2007
July 16, 2007
July 14, 2007
Don't I live in Canada? How is my igloo supposed to survive this weather? Where am I supposed to put my snow dogs? They're warm.
I absolutely hate the heat... I'm melting up a storm... I'm just glad I'm not at work, melting in those hot booths, that's the only thing that could be worse than having just hot weather. Well, a tornado would be worse too. But aside from a tornado, being in a booth.
In other news - I am not going to Chicago, we're doing a phone interview instead, good thing b/c I have no money. Guess I should be melting in a booth instead of complaining about having no money, but oh well.
July 11, 2007
I've got a job interview in Chicago.... Biology Teacher...
I am beyond excited about this..
My family... not so much
Lots of arguments today... but I'm still excited
Mainly they're pissed off because I can't give them a reason as to why I want to move to Chicago... something about it just feels right and they can't except that as a reason I guess.
Brother: "You should move to Saskatoon"
Me: "Why Saskatoon?"
Brother: "Why Chicago?"
Brother: "Chicago is the Saskatoon of the States"
Me: "You're insane"
July 10, 2007
why is it that I am ok with the texture of pudding, but am not ok with the texture of bananas? Are they not the same texture? Bananas are possibly a little harder, but really, mostly the same to pudding.
This is blowing my mind right now.
June 29, 2007
It's freaking insane!
Early favorite: Odette
I'm pretty much salivating just thinking about July 31st
June 19, 2007
I didn't even really apply for this job, and I haven't applied to the district either.
This is crazy.
June 14, 2007
Edmonton - no bus tour.
Now I put this off for a little while - but I'm finally going to talk about it.
Matt Good's Born Losers. All I can say is. YUMMY. They day it started streaming on his website, I listened to it for almost 3 hours straight. This seems excessive, even to me, but, I couldn't stop. I was dancing, I was singing, I was in a state of pure euphoria.
Needless to say, I'm pretty much living for July 31st at this point.
Conan O'Brein's hair is aerodynamically amazing.
June 13, 2007
I almost started crying when someone answered the phone and it wasn't the message telling me that the voice-mailbox was full. I think I sounded stunned because the lady kind of laughed at me a bit. But she was super helpful and is mailing me all kinds of info.
Very productive day...
I'm going to visit my crazy Chem 20's tomorrow... nerdy, but I'm excited. There's Barnyard - the kid who always made barnyard noises, and Ham kid - who asked the chemical formula of ham and also socks, I told him to check his label. Who wouldn't be excited about that?
June 9, 2007
Interestingly, my only ally turned out to be Baba, who, thinks it's a fantastic idea for me to move away. She thinks it's possibly because I'm young and she's old - we share a common craziness. Her words, not mine.
Party time tonight - camping at some cabin, I made a mixed CD for the drive out. I'm possibly more excited about the CD than the party, but that's normal for me. I'm batting at par. Can you bat at par? Par is golf, batting is baseball, hmmmm. Conundrum.
In the last paragraph, "hmmmm" is underlined for incorrect spelling. Upon checking the recommendations, it recommends Ohmmeter. HAHAHAHA
That literally made my day
May 31, 2007
The only solution possible
Move out of the country
Give parents the address of my blog
That should satisfy them right?
But I promise to be better
Please - people who used to read all this nonsensical rambling
Please come back
It'll be worth it
I could be funny again
It's been a long night of thinking about exactly what it is I'm going to do. I suppose really no decision needs to be made, and I really have no job anywhere. It's actually kind of scary to graduate from University, for the second time, and really have nothing. I mean yeah, I have friends and family and all that jazz - but, future = still totally up in the air.
This time next year I could be anywhere. It's a little scary.
I'm pretty sure my left arm is sunburned from driving around with Gina today. Frig. It's itchy like it's on fire.
Random thought aside: what to do.
NOTE: my teeth look really white in this photo WOOT!
When do you reach the point where you wonder if it's worth it to chase after a fantasy? I mean, this fantasy makes you extremely happy....and you think that fantasy could equate reality....so, is it worth it to go after it and leave everything you know behind?
I don't know...it really feels like it is. Like this could be the thing I would regret doing if I don't do it. So I suppose that means, go for it.
This all seems obvious as I'm writing this...but honnestly, it's been hours of wondering and staring around my room at nothing listening to Josh Ritter over and over and over. because I'm to lazy to add another disc to my stereo.
God, how can I survive on my own? Who will I hang with? Do you need people to hang with if you're attending a music festival in Hyde Park? You can go to that alone right?
May 30, 2007
The thing is - is that I want to move to Chicago. I'm currently looking for a teaching job there, and I'm trying to get certified and get a work visa and all that stuff. The problem is - my parents have gone completely insane about the idea of me moving to the states.
They're scared I'll get injured and then not be able to pay hospital fees, or what if I get mugged, or what if the school is unsafe.
And even knowing that all those things are possiblilties - I still want to go. I want to go really really badly.
Time for an adventure I say!
May 21, 2007
Me: What are you talking about?
Mom: Will Ferell when he discovers coffee in that soccer movie
Mom: I discovered the greatest thing
Me: What is it?
So here we go:
1. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
2. If you could choose only one, would you rather be beautiful, charming, or smart?
3. If you were able to learn the date and manner of your death, would you want to know?
No - then everday I would just think about things I want to do before I die, at least if you don't know you can't regret not finishing your "to do before I die" list.
4. What would be the best super power to have? Why?
Hmmmm tough question. OK time travel. Then I could go back and see anything I want, or go forward to see what it'll be like after I'm gone, assuming that I'm not immortal of course. Also, you could totally travel forward to find out things like lottery numbers, or the answers to tomorrow nights Jeopardy and then impress all your friends with your Jeopardy knowledge.
5. What would you do if you had the entire day off, no responsibilities, and someone handed you $1000?
I would hop on a plane to New York and buy a pair of designer shoes that I would never ever take off. OR I would walk around town and give it away to people who are nice to me, and laugh at the people who were rude. Yeah, OK the second one, that sounds like more fun.
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May 19, 2007
I'm possibly having a bit of a mental breakdown....but I still have a paper to write and a final exam to study for.
I'm going to have to look for a job. A real job, not just some crazy summer job. eeek I'm getting old and it's freaking me out.
So I read JPod today. Fucking amazing. So funny. I know I'm behind the times with that one - but I was waiting for soft cover, screw that hard cover bullshit. It's a pain in the ass, and hard to read in the bath.
May 14, 2007
I'm taking an ethics course...to learn not to sleep with my students...it's super interesting as you can imagine. Only 3 weeks long thank god. I'm pretty sure that about 9 out of 20 students are counting how many times the instructor says that we will "tease out" the information. I've seen a number of tally sheets....very amusing.
In other news... there is no other news.
I'm bored lately, and kind of lonely. In love with an idea.. but nothing that will ever happen realistically.
At least The Office has been totally awesome lately.
PS - I am watching K-PAX instead of going to bed and being rested for my stupid class. Kevin Spacey is bitchin
April 28, 2007
It's because I'm a master titrator, and also, some kind of chemistry genius.
I've taken a liking to roaming the halls in my lab coat and goggles, like some kind of mad scientist.
Today was my last day of student teaching...and man, is my evaluation a thing of genius. I'm not to sure how I pulled this off, but I must say, I've impressed myself lol
Somehow I ended up liking teaching chem, and it's really surprised me. I"m going to miss those crazy kids.
Now I just have to decide whether or not I want to apply for teaching jobs in the fall, or if I want to just bum around or something.
Hard to say
I have to get up in 4 hours, work work work. booooourns
April 10, 2007
Someone set the garbage can outside on fire. Everyone was evacuated from the store, and we were all given coupons for free drinks. I had to yield to the firetruck on my drive to another location.
I've sort of met a guy. Sort of. The complicated situation surrounding him does nothing to diminish the quick beats of my heart. I'm such a fruitcake.
April 2, 2007
I'm going to France and Italy
Summer of '08
Travel is in the air
And it feels delicious
4 weeks until this student teaching is over
4 weeks and my sanity will return
Which may not be a good thing
March 18, 2007
I like the chemistry more than I thought I would, and I dislike the kids more than I thought I would. So pretty much I wish I was back with my totally dysfunctional class from my first student teaching.
I'm not really sure what to do about this ... I mean, obviously finish the degree, but then what? Good question. Maybe I just hate it because it's student teaching and it would be different if it was my own class. I don't know.
5 weeks to go.
March 6, 2007
Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Holy crap guys, fantastic! Particularily Sovay. Absolutely wonderful track. Ahhhh ear deliciousness.
March 3, 2007
February 20, 2007
This is going to be a looooooong 9 weeks.
Oh Chem. What was I thinking?
February 16, 2007
I Won't Talk Turkey With Someone Who Don't Want to Talk TurkeyOK, I'm starting to think it's me. I attract crazy people. And today, I literally mean it, not in a derogatory way, just in a "this guy seriously has mental problems" kind of way.
This guy was sitting beside me on the busride home, he turns to me.
Guy - "Did you have turkey for Christmas dinner?"
Me - "yes"
Guy - "Poultry, meaning chicken, turkey, duck and geese are the slaves of humans"
Me - "ok"
Guy - "they're carted around just like people are packed into this bus. Did you know that when they brought people over from Africa to be slaves, the ships were called slavers?"
Me - "No, I didn't know that'
Guy - "Now I call the trucks that carry the chickens slavers. And I call busses Humaners. I went downtown to deal with my employment compensation and there were all these people in the building. I think the "institution" is like a human, and all the humans in the "institution" are like cells of the human"
Me - "ok"
Guy - "Chickens are our slaves. Would you eat a chicken if you were in heaven?"
Me - "ummm I guess so"
Guy - "Chickens in heaven is like having a lambourgeni (spelling?) You don't really need it but it's nice to have. I was going to tell this guy *points at a guy sitting in front of us who has his sweater hood pulled all the way over his face* that chickens are the slaves of humans, but he doesn't want to know about it and I don't want to tell people about turkeys if they don't want to know about turkeys"
Me - *Thinking to myself- I don't want to know about turkeys!*
Guy - "My psychiatrist is trying to get me free tickets to the citadel theater. That's entertainment. Entertainment for humans"
Me - "Yup they have some good shows there"
Guy - "Darn right they do, shows for humans"
Me - "Oh this is my stop. Gotta go"
I walked the rest of the way home.
Bad tv and nail trimming
Some of my favorite things
February 15, 2007
Ok enough of that.
Today was the greatest day I've have in 5.5 weeks. Why? I finally wrote my final for my super horrible APT course and now I am free with nothing to do until next Tuesday when student teaching starts. Ok free is a relative term, as I still need to learn Chemistry. But I'm not roped into going to a horrifying class that I pretty much sleep through for 3 or 6 hours a day.
February 12, 2007
I understand that maybe you want to drive 50km/hr in an 80kn/hr zone. Ok Fine, but could you maybe not swerve right in front of me and then not speed up when you see that I'm flying towards you like a crazy bancheee and there is no one behind me so why did you have to swerve right in front of me when you could have waited 20 seconds and then the lane would have been all yours to drive as slowly as you wanted.
I don't know your story, mabye you're trying to get rear-ended for the insurance money, how should I know? I just feel that it's my duty to inform you that it is unlikely that I will hit you as I drive like a superstar. And also, it's more likely that I will just swerve into another lane and hit some poor unsuspecting fellow.
It is true that I only got 15 minutes of sleep today, and in all honnesty I feel as though it has heightened my driving awesomeness, not impaired it. I am not speeding, I am driving the speed limit, I'm even breaking because there's an icy patch up ahead. The problem with winter driving is that people get crazy because they see a snowflake and then they imdeiately drop there speed by 400%. THis is the wrong thing to do, because people who actually know how to drive get mad. I"m not talking about those crazy people who drive their big trucks like a zillion km/hr and then end up rolling or are in the ditch, because that is good irony if you ask me.
Anyway, Mr Chevy Aveo/Alero: please retake your driving exam. Or maybe get an eye exam? Perhaps you just couldn't read the speed limit sign.
Did I mention that as of now, my sleep tally for the day is 45 minutes. I managed to have a nap. It wasn't that great. Aparently I was snoring but I am not prone to believe that.
Thank you and goodbye
I've got a great work ethic.
Then my instructor announces that we can hand in the assignment by tonight at like 9pm if we want. And you couldn't tell me this BEFORE I stayed up all night?! WHAT>!
Now all my typing is crazy and I feel like I'm drunk blogging because I"m completely delirious. Even people in my class were like "what is wrong with you?' because I was smiling and really chatty and laughing about everything and normally I am sullen and withdrawn and angry about being at a totally useless class.
I should never sleep and I can be the life of the party all the time everywhere.
Then I was waiting for the bus to come home and I was saying El Capilano in a pirate voice in my head because of that Capitano! but my bus I take is Capilano> get it?! Awesome!
PS> I am going to drive my car now.
February 11, 2007
It's too bad that I don't go to night school and then sleep all day long.
February 7, 2007
So I recieved my sentance ... two Chem 20 classes and dun dun dun one Chem 30 class. I should probably warn them now that no one will be passing their diploma exam this year. haha. I'm not doing Chem 30 the whole time, just random topics, so that's a relief.
And obvioiusly the most exciting thing in my life ... Lost started up again tonight. Ahhhh wonderful episode. I can't express how much I love this show.
But something I can't express more love for, is that I've been writing all these papers for my classes, and you need to incorporate research and things, and I haven't read a single article yet but I'm still getting over 85%. I don't know how that's possible, and I don't care. Because it's working out well for me.
January 28, 2007
In all honesty, this book is the solution to all of my problems. I feel calm after reading the first 2 chapters. I think these kids will be great. I'm struggling on content, but now I feel alright.
January 25, 2007
I'm teaching senior high chemistry in an extremely academic high school.
Years since I have done any sort of chemistry... 6.5
Number of hours it will take me to commute to this school... 1
Number of times I have started crying tonight because of this... 3
Number of panic attacks that I will have between now and the end of April... eleventy billion
January 13, 2007
I'm currently working on a subject audit. Which basically is a list of every single concept students learn from science 7 to science 30, plus chem 20-30 and physics 20-30. I never realized how much there actually is to know, and how much I don't seem to know. This is scary because in 4 weeks I'll be out teaching again and my confidence is at an all time low. I'm so happy I did this audit, thank you U of A, for all your help.
I just found out that my high school english teacher, Mr. G died sometime this week. He had a heart attack while helping a friend move. It's weird because I just saw him recently at a professional development day that I went to when I was student teaching in November. I'm sad I didn't find out sooner, the funeral was yesterday and I would have liked to attend it.
January 10, 2007
I also had a headache today.
In class we made circuits with one battery, one wire, and one light bulb. Good times. Then we practiced making up questions to ask students when they can't figure out why their circuit is not working without actually giving them an ounce of information. Constructivism is weird.
January 9, 2007
When we introduced ourselves we had to say why we went into education and most people were like "I love kids, I want to help kids, it will make me happy" blah blah - lies.
I of course told them that after my bachelor of science I
really had nothing else planned so it seemed like something to do. Of course I do enjoy education - well the teaching part - the being at the university makes my head want to explode.
I have also started taking naps and I have to say that I am please with how it's working out.
Today is supposed to be a blizzard but I currently don't see one happening. I hope there is one and all public transportation stops and the University is closed down because I really want to sleep in tomorrow.
January 7, 2007
My brother smushed egg yolk all over my face today. I'm not sure why.
Winter semester starts tomorrow and frankly I cannot think of anything worse than having to return to school tomorrow. This University is sucking the life out of me. Luckily it's only 4 weeks of class until I start student teaching again. Which may or may not be good, since I am a chemistry major and haven't actually done any chemistry in about 6 years so it could get interesting. Interesting in a bad way. Hmm we shall see.
This is why I don't post more, I'm boring.
P.S. Can someone tell me why this new blogger is so much better> because I'm having problems lining up my pictures and text and also I miss that little thing that went around in a circle and was like "publishing, publishing".
January 5, 2007
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